Winter Things to Do in St. Louis

Eagle Watching in Alton

With winter comes cold weather and snow. Many winter activities and events need the combo of those two elements to be able to take place, and luckily for us, the St. Louis region gets its fair share of both! Art Hill in Forest Park is a favorite place for sledding, even with the lightest of snow falls. Enjoy ice skating at the outdoor Steinberg Ice Skating Rink in Forest Park or at the one of the several rinks in the Metro Area. Most of the St. Louis County Parks allow cross country skiing and sledding, and Sioux Passage Park is a designated Winter Sports area that allows snowmobiling. Like to down hill ski? Head out to Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Eureka! The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, the bluffs of Fort Belle Fontaine Park or the observatory deck at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary are great places for winter Eagle watching. Plus, annual events such as The Loop Ice Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fete de Glace Festival and more, all happen in Winter!

Below are a some of the many events in and around the St. Louis region that help you enjoy the Winter weather!

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Winter Events

Current Exhibits

GO To Date:


Butterfly House
Magic House
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri History Museum
Riverboat Cruises
St Louis Art Museum
St Louis Gateway Arch
St Louis Science Center & Planetarium
Saint Louis Zoo


Downtown St Louis
Entire City of St. Louis
Grand Center
Mid St Louis County
West St Louis County
North St Louis County
South St Louis County
Historic St Charles
St Charles County
Illinois Side
The Loop
Westport Plaza


Ameristar Casino
River City Casino


Fairmount Park Horse Racing
World Wide Technology Raceway


Creve Coeur Park
Faust Park
Forest Park
Frontier Park
Jefferson Barracks
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Tower Grove Park
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Events in a Park
Outdoor Events

Convention/Expo Centers

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center
The Dome at America's Center
Gateway Center
St Charles Convention Center